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A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution, by Jeremy D. Popkin.
Offers an overview of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haitiís independence in 1804.

France 1814 - 1940, By J. P. T. Bury.
An introductory, one-volume text covering French history from the first restoration of the Bourbon monarchy through the fall of the Third Republic.

The French Revolution and Napoleon: A Sourcebook, Edited by Philip G. Dwyer and Peter McPhee
An anthology of primary texts, translated into English, on the French Revolution and Napoleon

Marie Antoinette: The Journey, by Antonia Fraser
In this extremely readable biography, Fraser strips away the myths surrounding the tragic French Queen and presents an unbiased account of Marie Antoinette's life.

Napoleon and the British, by Stuart Semmel.
An intriguing social history of Britain during the Napoleonic era that examines the public perceptions of Napoleon and how he influenced Britain's political, religious, and social development.

Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World, by Roy Adkins.
A vivid account of the Battle of Trafalgar told from the British viewpoint.

Trafalgar: The Men, The Battle, The Storm, by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig.
An account of the Battle of Trafalgar and the men and ships that saw action during this bloody sea battle that turned the tide of the Napoleonic wars in favor of the British.

Under the Shadow of Napoleon, by Michael A. Bonura.
French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from the War of 1812 to the Outbreak of WWII.

The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War, by Fred Anderson.
A concise history of the French and Indian War that focuses on the 'American' aspects of the war and how the outcome of the war is directly is connected to the start of the American Revolution.

The White and the Gold: The French Regime in Canada, by Thomas B. Costain.
In this book, Costain explores the early history of French Regime in Canada up to the end of French and Indian War.

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